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Today's Opinions

  • Wrap up of the FFA year

    The first week of May was the celebration of an outstanding year in the Henry County FFA.

  • ‘We’ve come a long way in 3 years’

    “We’ve come a long way in three years.”

    Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows couldn’t have spoken truer words at last week’s council meeting.

    Little more than three years ago, in April 2008, the Eminence City Council took a step that’s a bit rare in politics these days — they admitted they made a mistake in how they went about reopening the city’s former swimming pool.

  • Thanks to principal for good job

    Thank you to Lane Morris, the new principal at New Castle Elementary for doing such a great job this year. You care about each individual student’s needs. You’ve brought some much needed change to the school. Keep up the good work!

    Kathy and Stephen Stangle

  • A chance to rekindle the sense of community

  • Tourism is key for Kentucky

    When Kentucky first got into the tourism business, James Monroe was on track to become the country’s fifth president, Daniel Boone was still alive and a 7-year-old boy named Abraham Lincoln was preparing to move from here to Indiana with his family.

    Many things have changed since 1816, of course, but that first attraction – Mammoth Cave – still remains one of the most-visited places in Kentucky, with more than 400,000 people traveling there each year.

  • Primary elections are important, too

    The first election I ever covered for a newspaper is still rather firmly imprinted in my brain.

    Little more than a decade ago, I was working as an intern for the Evansville Press, a now defunct evening daily in my home town.

    I ran to about half a dozen different polling places as the polls were set to close, and then settled in for a night of election returns.

  • GUEST COMMENTARY

    By Joseph S. Yates

    When asked what I think about the prospect of a new courthouse, I offer a lawyer’s favorite response: “It depends.” I find myself approaching the issue not so much by considering whether our judicial and county offices need more space (they do) or whether the facilities for those who work in those offices are in dire need of modernizing (they are), but how this new building would affect the life of the city — the town where I grew up and have practiced law for the past 25 years.

  • Thank you for help during tornado tragedy

    It is with great gratitude that I send you this note of appreciation for those of you who have helped the Spies family during our tragedy. We are very fortunate to live in a society of thoughtful citizens such as you. From the time the tornado struck our home until now many of you have showered us with so many different gifts as well as shown many acts of kindness in different ways. Thank you so very much for all of your continued support.

    May God continue to bless you richly.

    Janet Spies and family